Silvia Johana Cañas Duarte

Silvia Johana Cañas Duarte

Silvia Johana Cañas Duarte

Chemical engineer and microbiologist, with an emphasis on biotechnology and bioinformatics, and M. Sc in Biological Sciences (Universidad de los Andes). Currently, he is studying for a doctorate in Systems Biology at Harvard University, where he is part of the laboratory of Dr. Johan Paulsson. His research focuses on understanding stochastic phenomena in biological systems —particularly plasmids and bacteria and their relationship with antibiotic resistance and tolerance— with techniques that allow studying individual cells for several generations. Since 2016, she has been part of the Clubes de Ciencia Colombia team and is a co-founder of the ScienteLab Corporation, which is focused on promoting the development of science, technology and innovation as tools for economic and social development in Colombia.